A Wrinkle in the Mind
by Bruce M. Perrin
When Violet Cruz accused U.S. Representative Alan Barclay of being “the spawn of a Martian whore” and took a shot at him, everyone agreed that she was delusional. It was just another conspiracy theory in Washington, DC, where such bizarre claims had become all too common.
Tiring of the media harassing the family, however, Cruz’s cousin brought the case to Private Investigator Rebecca Marte. She figured that the public was probably right. Rebecca was, however, willing to give the case another look as Cruz’s sudden, total break from reality without any apparent cause was almost as strange as her beliefs.
Soon, the question Rebecca faces is conspiracy theory or a brilliant smokescreen for political assassination? Long before she has the answer, however, she’s going to have to bet the life of one of her best friends on the little she knows and all that she suspects.